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1 Chapter 1: Plot and Setting
“Just Once” “All Summer in a Day” “Suit Helps Girl Enjoy Daylight” “What Will Our Towns Look Like?”

2 Chapter 1: Plot and Setting
Plot: the series of events in a story Conflict: a struggle or problem Complication: new problems come up Climax: most exciting moment of the story Resolution: final part of the story; how it ends Setting: Where and when the action of a story takes place – a story can not exist without a setting

3 Plot and Conflict: “Just Once”
Genre: short story Focus: conflict Conflict: a struggle between two opposing views or situations Skill: retelling Retelling: recall the conflict and the most important events in the plot

4 Setting: “All Summer in a Day”
Genre: short story Focus: setting Setting: the place and time of the story. Skill: making inferences Making Inferences: a kind of guess; look for clues and figure out things the author doesn’t tell you directly Literary Response & Analysis 5. At the story’s resolution, 9. The setting of ________ is so important to the plot because

5 Features of a Newspaper: “Suit Helps Girl Enjoy Daylight”
Popular Media: informational materials that share information with the general public. Examples: newspapers, magazines Features of a Newspaper: Sections: how the newspaper is divided. Examples: sports, world news, weather, etc. Headlines: titles of the articles Byline: name of the reporter who wrote the article Dateline: name of the place where the event happened and the date it occurred. Lead: the beginning of the article where the most important information is revealed.

6 Structural Features of Magazines: “What Will Our Towns Look Like?”
Structural Features of a Magazine: The Cover: art and main headlines The Contents Page: lists articles and their page numbers Magazine Articles: Title: catches readers attention Subtitle: secondary title that tells you more about the article Headings: words or phrases used to break the article into sections Captions: brief informational sentences printed below illustrations.

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